Book Review: The Lady Rivers by Philippa Gregory

The Lady Rivers by Philippa Gregory is part of the Cousin’s War Series. Gregory wrote the books out of order for this series, I think because she became so interested in the Lady Rivers, Jaquetta Woodville, that she just had to write about her. After reading the novel, I wish I would have been able to read them in order, and I may just do that at some point. The…

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Book Review: The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

*Please note that this is a copyrighted book review. If you plan to use any part of this content in a school assignment, please reference Nicole Basaraba as the author and this blog from where you retrieved it. Thank you and enjoy!* The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett is a classic children’s tale that I think adults can enjoy too. As part of my “Books We Should Have Read”…

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Book Review: 1984 by George Orwell

*Please note that this is a copyrighted book review. If you plan to use any part of this content in a school assignment, please reference Nicole Basaraba as the author and this blog from where you retrieved it. Thank you and enjoy!* Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984) by George Orwell is by far the most disturbing book I’ve ever read. Near the top of my disturbing reading list was Lord of the…

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Book Review: Cadillac Couches by Sophie Watson

Cadillac Couches, an all-Canadian novel written by Edmontonian, Sophie Watson, gives readers greater insight into Edmonton’s niche of Folk Music Festival loving people. The story, set in the 1990’s follows two music-smitten twenty-something women as they search for love and purpose. Annie Jones is trying to put her big love, Sullivan, behind her and cope with her anxiety, while her best friend, Isobel, can’t break her “use ’em and lose…

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Book Review: The Perfect Man by Sheila O’Flanagan

The Perfect Man by Sheila O’Flanagan has more substance than its title implies and is less heavy on the romance than one might think. Synopsis: When Britt McDonagh’s literary agent can’t join her on a Caribbean cruise which she convinced Britt to do in order to promote her best-selling novel The Perfect Man, Britt enlists the help of her sister, Mia. Britt is assumed to be an expert on love…

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